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What Is NIC (Network Interface Card)?

What Is NIC (Network Interface Card)?

NIC is the short form of the Network Interface Card. Network Interface Card or simply Network Card is simply used to connect different types of devices into the network generally to access the internet or intranet. What Is NIC(Network Interface Card)? Network Interface Card explains itself in a pure way where A card which has … Read more

What Is Kbps (Kilobits Per Second)?

Kbps is a very popular term used in IT. Kbps is the short presentation of the Kilobits per second in order to specify the speed or data size which can be transmitted, executed, processed, etc. from the given service or device. Mostly Kbps is used to express the data transmission medium speed in computer networks. … Read more

IPv4 vs IPv6 – What Are Similarities and Differences?

IPv4 vs IPv6 - What Are Similarities and Differences?

Internet Protocol or IP is designed to create a worldwide network to connect every computer to each other. OSI reference model creates a model where different protocols and networks can be defined and IP is used for the Network layer. There are two main versions of the IP protocol named IPv4 and IPv6. We will … Read more

What Is System Administrator?

What Is System Administrator?

Information Technology or IT provides a lot of positions for technical personnel. System Administrator is the most popular position or role in the IT except Programmers or Applications Developers. In this tutorial, we will try to explain the System Administrator role and its duties. What Is System? The system is a general term to refer … Read more

Network Classless Inter Domain Routing (CIDR) Cheat Sheet

Internet and most of the network infrastructures uses IP Protocol. IP protocol uses IP addresses in order to connect different hosts and networks over globe. Classless Inter Domain Routing or CIDR is hierarchical IP addressing scheme used to set IP addresses to the hosts and network. Here we will learn how to calculate IP address, … Read more

How To Configure Linux Wireless From Command Line with wpa_supplicant

wpa_supplicant is used to connect wireless networks. wpa_supplicant.conf  file is used to store related configuration file about the wireless network. Also wireless security policy is configured with this file. Install wpa_supplicant Package In most of cases the wpa_supplicant package is installed by default but we can use following commands in order to install this package. Fedora, RHEL, … Read more

What Is Socket In Linux?

What Is Socket In Linux?

The socket is a mechanism that provides a connection between the two-processor system by using network stacks. In a more clear way, we can use sockets to communicate and transfer data between two systems. As we know Unix and Linux systems work on file logic. Everything in the operating system is a file where network connections … Read more

How To Monitor Network Traffic and Statistics with ntop Tool?

ntop is network traffic and statistic monitoring tool. ntopprovides similar philosophy to top command. There is also web based gui which makes it elegant to use. ntop packages are provided by popular distributions like Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, Fedora, CentOs, RHEL etc. Install ntop For Debian, Ubuntu, Kali, Mint We can install ntop with apt like … Read more

Linux Multipurpose Relay Socat Command Tutorial with Examples

Linux provides different philosophy and use cases from system point of view. `socat` is very interesting command which provides us the ability to redirect input and outputs from different type of system resources like network, file, command, socket etc. Install For Debian, Ubuntu, Mint and Kali socat can be install dpkg based distributions like below … Read more